Reducing Costs in IRS

Indoor residual spraying (IRS) has proven highly effective in reducing the burden of malaria. However, the high cost of IRS presents a challenge to scaling up protection in many countries. The President’s Malaria Initiative VectorLink Project is finding innovative ways to reduce operations costs without compromising the quality of the spray. PMI VectorLink hires local community members as seasonal spray operators. In 2018, PMI VectorLink will use bicycles for spray operators in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to reduce transportation costs.